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Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum

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Interesting samurai houses

An interesting couple of houses. One of them was occupied until 1990 which shows that the houses... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2016
Chris C
via mobile
worth looking for

like most of Japan not much is in English, so thank good ness for GPS, once we found this area... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
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29 Jun 2017
“Very interesting spot.”
1 Mar 2016
“free Samurai house”
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1-9-3 Nagamachi, Kanazawa 920-0865, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-263-3640
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This free of charge museum taught us about life of Ashigaru, meaning foot-soldiers and the lowest rank samurai. You understand their living life. There are high and mid rank of residents around there. It is very interesting study making comparison between it.

Thank Sato R
Reviewed 2 March 2016

An original Samurai house - lodgings for a soldier - among some gardens. It is small, but free to enter and very interesting inside. You can get some idea of how they lived. Worth finding if you are in the area since it is free...More

1  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

An interesting couple of houses. One of them was occupied until 1990 which shows that the houses are basically good. What was interesting is that too my mind samurai were rich, bit the houses showed that the lower samurai loved a modest life.

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 January 2016

like most of Japan not much is in English, so thank good ness for GPS, once we found this area there was some in English which to explain things but not a lot, which is a shame. The houses are all open and free and...More

Thank handbagtraveller
Reviewed 16 November 2015

A small museum detailing the typical home of a lower ranking samurai in the old days. You'll need to remove your shoes to enter. I went with a guide and he helped to explain the different items on display and what they were used for....More

1  Thank AccidentalTourist69
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We'd visited the Last Samuri's house just up the road and enjoyed the short walk along the canal to these houses. They appeared far more welcoming than the Samuri's House and it was fascinating to make the contrast. Look out for a small garden on...More

1  Thank Danielle E
Reviewed 24 September 2013

If you happen to be in the Nagamachi samurai district and have time to spare, it's interesting to see these little houses which the lowest rank soldiers lived. There was this caretaker/manager who speaks very good English and gave me more information on where the...More

2  Thank MarkKwok
Reviewed 15 May 2013

My wife is descended by marriage on her father's side of the family from a very low ranked samurai who worked for the minor daimyo at Gifu. These two buildings were absolutely fascinating to her as they show the type of residence which the low...More

7  Thank Ted C
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